We are so very excited and honored to have Martha Richardson as the Positively Me Guest Designer today! She is absolutely fabulous, with such an eye for design and color. She has an amazing Jewel Loom bracelet to share with you today. Take it away Martha!
Hello blog friends…Martha Richardson here. I’m honored to have been asked to do a jewelry project using the ‘oh so fabulous’ Jewel Loom and share with you.
Jewel Loom by Julianna C. Hudgins
Beadalon Wildfire .15mm Frost
Size 8 seed beads in Miyuki Matte S/L Lt. Blush, Size 8 assorted blues & greens
Size 11 Cousin seed beads in Clear, Teal Silver Lined
Swarovski Crystal Bi-Cones in assorted colors
I was one of the lucky ones to have one of the 1st Jewel Looms and a class with Julianna Hudgins presented at CHA Winter 2013. The directions that come with the loom are well written and easy to follow. Here is a quick look at the steps I tool to complete the bracelet.
Step 1: Warp Jewel Loom with Beadalon Wildflower
Step 2: Foundation rows completed.
Step 3: Time to start the design that I graphed out on graph paper.
Step 4: 2nd pattern design in place
Step 5: Completed bracelet base.
Step 6: Starting the Swarovski Bi-cones loops.
Step 7: Finished bracelet, ready to remove from Jewel Loom.
Step 8: Clasp added.
I wish the photos showed how sparkly the Swarovski crystals are next to the matte Miyuki beads. Thanks for taking the time to check out this blog post. I hope you will give this Jewel Loom a try.
Please visit Martha’s Blog and visit all her social sites! She has lots of projects and eye candy you will want to see!
I consider myself a jack of all arts…mixed-media, altered art, art journaling, doodling, zentangle, lettering, scrapbooking, fabric arts, jewelry making, just to name a few. I’m a technique junkie and love learning about new techniques and new products. I’m also a techie who loves using all the various social media platforms. My biggest problem is NOT having enough time to do it all!
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